Joseph Mallord William Turner The Queen’s House and other Buildings, Greenwich c.1808

Artwork details

The Queen’s House and other Buildings, Greenwich
From Greenwich Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CII
Date c.1808
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 76 x 115 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CII 27 a
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Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. The building is the Queen’s House, by Inigo Jones; Turner is looking towards the south-east corner. The house appears in his picture London (Tate N00483).1 For related subjects in this sketchbook, see Introduction.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

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